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Their taxes, for instance, they assessed and collected themselves.

Assessed Taxes Department in relation to decay of libraries, 192.

Insurance companies and national banks were assessed and paid with alacrity.

In the year 1389 he was assessed at the same sum as the richest citizen.

The duty is assessed on what the package contains and not on the package itself.

To be assessed by the court-leet in fact established his title.

In 1567 he was assessed on goods to the value of £4 for the subsidy 3s.

Thomas Shackspeare, of Rowington, was assessed for the subsidy of 1597.

The only question then left was the quantum of damages, to be assessed by a jury.

Woodrow Wilson, however, is not to be assessed by his accomplishment.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "to fix the amount (of a tax, fine, etc.)," from Anglo-French assesser, from Medieval Latin assessare "fix a tax upon," originally frequentative of Latin assessus "a sitting by," past participle of assidere "to sit beside" (and thus to assist in the office of a judge), from ad- "to" (see ad-) + sedere "to sit" (see sedentary). One of the judge's assistant's jobs was to fix the amount of a fine or tax. Meaning "to estimate the value of property for the purpose of taxing it" is from 1809; transferred sense of "to judge the value of a person, idea, etc." is from 1934. Related: Assessed; assessing.

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